Giant Water Bug - Sighting Record
 
Graph Showing Seasonal Distribution of Sighting Records Map Showing Sighting Localities
Table of Sighting Records
Date Location # Observer Verification*
Jun. 10, 1980  Cochrane, AB 1 RB S
Aug. 1, 2005  Calgary, AB 1 RB S & P
Aug. 21, 2005  Calgary, AB (5th instar larva) 3 RB S & P
Sept. 17, 2005  Calgary, AB 1 RB V
Jun. 20, 2007  Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Calgary, AB 1 RB V
Jun. 30, 2007  Bridlewood Marsh, Calgary, AB 2 RB S+P
Aug. 23, 2008  Drumheller, AB 1 UK 3P
Sept. 7, 2008  Sherwood Park, AB 1 UK 3P
Sept. 9, 2008  Ponoka, AB 3 UK 3P
May 13, 2009  Sibbald Flats, AB 3 CB 3P
May 16, 2010  Peace River, AB 1 BW 3P
Sept. 14, 2010  Civic Yards, Red Deer, AB 1 MS 3P
Sept. 26, 2010  Lethbridge, AB  1 JF 3P
May 17, 2010  (12-09-75-6W4M) Near Kerby Lake, AB 1 KN 3P
May 26, 2011  Farrell Creek, BC 1 DE S
Aug. 19, 2011  Galt Gardens Park, Lethbridge, AB 1 CH 3P
Jul. 8, 2012  Bonnyville, AB 1 TS 3P
Aug. 25, 2012  Altares, BC 1 AV S
Sept. 1, 2012  Fort McMurray, AB 1 JR 3P
Sept. 9, 2012  Fort McMurray, AB 3 BM 3P
Oct. 14, 2012  Cochrane, AB 1 BS 3P
May-13-2013  Fort McMurray, AB 1 RV 3P
May-16-2013  Calgary, AB 1 CM 3P
May-30-2013  Drumheller, AB 1 BJ 3P
Aug. 26, 2013  Calgary, AB 1 RS 3P
Sept. 3, 2013  Douglas Glen, Calgary, AB 1 RJ 3P
Sept. 7, 2013  Falconbridge, Calgary, AB 1 DH 3P
Sept. 9, 2013  Parkland, Calgary, AB 1 RW 3P
Sept. 9, 2013  Airdrie, AB 1 VM 3P
Sept. 11, 2013  Calgary Airport, Calgary, AB 1 JT 3P
Sept. 13, 2013  Glen Eagles, Cochrane, AB 1 KP 3P
Oct. 5, 2013  Airdrie, AB 1 JG 3P
Oct. 7, 2013  McKenzie Towne, Calgary, AB 1 MT 3P
May 1, 2014  Acadia, Calgary, AB 1 RM 3P
Jun. 16, 2014  Battleford, SK 1 AJ 3P
Aug. 5, 2014  Coaldale, AB 1 PG 3P
Sept. 2, 2014  Blackfalds, AB 1 SB 3P
Sept. 2, 2014  Yellowknife, NT 1 IM 3P
Sept. 2, 2014  Rundle, Calgary, AB 1 AW 3P
Sept. 24, 2014  Grande Prairie, AB 1 BS 3P
Sept. 10, 2015  Rosebud, AB 1 ML 3P
Sept. 23, 2015  Red Rock, AB 1 LS 3P
Apr. 23, 2016  Okotoks, AB 1 SG 3P
Sept. 14, 2016  Shawnessy, Calgary, AB 2 RB S
July 27, 2017  84th St & 61st Ave, Calgary, AB 1 PB S
Aug. 8, 2017  Three Hills, AB 1 MJ 3P
Sept. 9, 2017  Sienna Hills, Calgary, AB 1 RW 3P
Sept. 19, 2017  Woodcroft, Edmonton, AB 1 JS 3P
Sept. 25, 2017  Transalta Tri Leisure Ctr., Spruce Grove, AB 1 MO 3P
Sept. 4, 2018  Lochinvar, AB 1 PM 3P
Sept. 12, 2018  Crop Diversification Center, Edmonton, AB 1 JT 3P
Oct. 15, 2018  Whitehorn, Calgary, AB 1 BS 3P
May 11, 2019  Lendrum Place, Edmonton, AB 1 HM 3P
May 15, 2019  Qualicum Bay, BC 1 GD 3P
Jan. 23, 2021  0.5km North Policeman's Flats, AB 1 SD 3P
Aug. 4, 2021  Evergreen Birch Lodge, Cold Lake, AB 1 RB S
Sept. 13, 2021  High Level, AB 1 TJ 3P
Sept. 27, 2022  Star City, SK 1 RR 3P
May 2, 2023  Rocky Mountain House, AB 1 EO 3P
Sept. 11, 2023  Ft. McKay, AB 1 JH 3P
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         

The seasonal and geographic distribution of an insect species is a key part of understanding its natural history.  As such if you have encountered and photographed this insect please email (see home page for e-mail) the following information to Insects of Alberta so it can be included on this page: 1) A hi-res photograph of the subject insect; 2) The date the photograph was taken; 3) The location the photograph was taken at (include the name of the locality and google map coordinates i.e. 51.171440,-114.486744); 4) Your name and 5) Additional comments of interest.  Thank you.

 
*Verification Abbreviations: V= visual, P = photograph, S = specimen, 3P = 3rd party photograph, ES = Expert Source

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